Anyhoo...I found Amber's inspiration on the CASE Study blog:
and decided to pair her colours with Lisa's sketch from the CAS(E) this Sketch! blog:
and came up with this:
What was the technique I woke up thinking about you ask? It was masking off this rectangle, using this script background stamp and applying colour over it on a single layer of cardstock. It took a few tries because first I tried it without embossing and didn't like the look - too pale, then I tried brayering the ink and that was too strong so lastly I tried clear embossing and sponging and that was just right...
See you again soon - probably tomorrow morning with another idea (no blue crayon...no blue crayon...no blue crayon....).